The Olympic flame burns on the royal barge Gloriana as it makes its way down the River Thames toward Richmond Bridge during the final day of the Olympic torch relay in London.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ben Birchall / Associated PressLink
First Lady Michelle Obama plays tennis during a "Let's Move-London" event at the Winfield House in London,, hours before the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEWEL SAMAD / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Volleyball players go for the ball during an exhibition match at Earls Court, site of the Olympic men's and women's volleyball competition, before the start of the 2012 Summer Olympics.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chris O'Meara / Associated PressLink
Children line up to take a dive in a swimming pool in the southern German town of Denzlingen.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICK SEEGER / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A young participant wearing an outfit featuring an animation character performs at the annual Comics Festival and Game Fair in Hong Kong. The fair is expected to attract more than 170 local and international exhibitors displaying their latest comics, video games and accessories.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kin Cheung / Associated PressLink
Bodo women who fled an ethnic riot take rest at the Alayaran relief camp. A top official in India's remote northeast has appealed for an end to ethnic violence that has killed at least 45 people and left nearly 400,000 homeless in the past week.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anupam Nath / Associated PressLink
Police officers inspect the wreckage of a truck after it veered off a mountain road and plunged into a gorge near Jammu. A police official said the truck was carrying pilgrims visiting a Hindu shrine and 16 people were killed in the accident.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Channi Anand / Associated PressLink
Balinese burn sarcophaguses in the shape of buffalos during a Balinese Hindu mass cremation ceremony called "Ngaben" at a cemetery in Gianyar. More than 130 corpses were burnt during the collective cremation. Cremation is an essential rite of passage for Balinese Hindus, as it is considered a means of releasing the soul from the body so that it can be reincarnated.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MADE NAGI / EPALink
Protesters chant slogans demanding that the relatives of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh be fired from army and police posts during a demonstration.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hani Mohammed / Associated PressLink
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